The Spencer Mansion: A House, a Home, and an Art Gallery

The Spencer Mansion: A House, a Home, and an Art Gallery

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by Robert Ratcliffe Taylor
     
 

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The Spencer Mansion is a magnificent building with a rich and layered past. Built in 1889 and now home to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the mansion was inhabited by some of Victoria's notable families, including the Greens and the Spencers, and served for a short time as British Columbia's Government House. In this detailed biography of the building,

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The Spencer Mansion is a magnificent building with a rich and layered past. Built in 1889 and now home to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, the mansion was inhabited by some of Victoria's notable families, including the Greens and the Spencers, and served for a short time as British Columbia's Government House. In this detailed biography of the building, historian and author Robert Ratcliffe Taylor describes the original appearance of the house, first called Gyppeswyk, designed by William Ridgway Wilson, and chronicles its inhabitants over the decades. The book concludes with the story of how the residence eventually came to function as an art gallery.

Well-researched and insightful, The Spencer Mansion showcases a true gem of Victoria's architecturer and history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781927129272
Publisher:
TouchWood Editions
Publication date:
09/28/2012
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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